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Sexton Music Studio
Sexton Music Studio

Sexton Music Studio

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Introduction: I'm a well-rounded and accomplished musician with a Bachelor’s in Music Performance and a Master's degree in Music Pedagogy. While I am passionate about classical music forms, I can also instruct bluegrass, jazz, blues, pop standards, even rock - and do it without pretense or considering these forms inferior. After all, the more you love music, the more music you love. I love seeing people fall in love with creating art. It's a magical experience to watch someone who didn't know much about the instrument going in become an accomplished, proficient player of the instrument. It is not about my accomplishments; it is the achievements of the student that is important to me. I am available from 11 AM to 9 PM on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. For the convenience of students who do not wish to travel far (or travel at all), I offer lessons via Skype as an alternative to actually having to drive to my studio or me coming to a student and losing valuable time. If you have any questions, please send me a reply. Thank you for your interest, and I look forward to hearing from you! Regards, Chris Sexton Sexton Music Studio
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Hired 6 times

Serves Manassas, VA

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10 years in business

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Brian P.

Gosh, you simply can't do better. Where else are you going to find a classically trained bluegrass expert with a Masters degree, giving affordable private lessons? Chris is just amazing.
Nov 23, 2010
John c.

Piano Lessons

Dec 8, 2017
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  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I usually allow for one free consultation to make sure the student and I are a good fit before having them commit to anything. While no experience is necessary at the beginning, I usually like to see if the student has any experience first, and they are encouraged to bring an instrument to the consultation and play something and I get an idea of where they are technically. I also get to interview them about what they want to get out of the lessons, for it is all about the student! Some do it just simply for the joys of playing music as a hobby, for example, and there is nothing wrong with that. And any questions for me are happily encouraged.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I hold a bachelor's degree in music performance with a concentration in violin from Shenandoah University, and I went back to Shenandoah for a master's degree in music pedagogy, also in violin. Pedagogy is the art of teaching one-on-one lessons: the analysis of a player's physical approach to an instrument, the study of methods used by instructors, and studying the management the business of teaching in a studio environment.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    I first worked in a small music school as a private instructor in 1998, and eventually left to pursue a job in public school music programs. After teaching in Fairfax County for a year as a music specialty substitute teacher and Prince William County Schools as a contracted orchestra teacher for 2 years, I decided to work more one-on-one with my students and started teaching out of music stores for 8 years in the northern Virginia area while touring on the weekends with my band. Shortly after attaining the master's degree, I opened up my own studio in 2011, and here I still am!

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